HBO Max has unveiled the first official poster for Velma, its upcoming Mindy Kaling-led animated series that places an person-orientated spin at the Scooby-Doo franchise.
While the poster does not show much, it does talk to Velma’s violent tone, offering an up-close look at the title character’s signature glasses, that are sitting at the ground and covered with blood. “It’s the mystery before the Inc.,” the tagline reads. The launch of the poster comes in advance of the official Velma panel at New York Comic Con 2022.
HBO Max’s Velma Is Not for Kids
In February 2021, HBO Max gave a straight-to-series order to Velma, an person-orientated Scooby-Doo by-product series starring Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) because the voice of Mystery Inc.’s resident bookworm, Velma Dinkley. HBO Max’s Velma re-imagines its name character as being of South Asian descent, and serves to inform her foundation tale — prior to her globetrotting adventures with Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby.
“Velma is an person animated comedy series telling the origin tale of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang,” an official synopsis for the show reads. “An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one in all America’s most loved mystery solvers, executive producer Mindy Kaling will voice the titular character. Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register additionally serve as executive producers. Velma is produced through Warner Bros. Animation.” Kaling herself debuted the first official pictures from Velma at Warner Bros. Discovery’s upfronts occasion this past May, showing simply how grotesque the show gets with the form of mysteries Velma might be solving. In an photo shared online, Velma and a collection of bystanders are visible searching over the frame of a lady whose head had been hollowed out.
“And while we are on the topic of fresh, female-forward shows, I am past excited to percentage with you those pictures from my new animated person comedy Velma, that is primarily based totally at the beloved character from Scooby-Doo,” Kaling stated on the time. “Getting to voice this iconic character in her first ever origin tale is a dream come true… And additionally you’ve got with any luck observed through now my Velma is South Asian. And if people freak out about that, I don’t care. No one’s imaginations ever had a problem with a talking dog solving mysteries. So a brown Velma is fine. I think we can all deal with it. In any case, you might not want to miss this…”